News of the Week (November 26th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for Nov. 26th, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

5 Reforms To Gun Laws That Would Actually Make A Difference
Unlike proposals from the Left that would not have prevented recent shootings, each of these reforms would actually make a meaningful difference.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas
A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive — and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmospher.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Murkowski’s Support For Repealing Individual Mandate Moves Senate Tax Bill Closer To Passing
Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska penned an op-ed for the Daily News-Miner declaring her support for repealing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. While not explicitly stating it, this is a good indicator that she intends to support the Senate’s version of the tax bill which includes repealing the mandate.

Euthanasia Virus Spreads to Australia
One hundred years ago people did often die in agony, and yet, there was very little talk about legalizing euthanasia.

Indiana “Night Nurse” whose tweet about white women sparked investigation “no longer” with hospital
A nurse at one of the largest hospital systems in the nation who sparked an internal investigation after posting a controversial tweet reportedly “is no longer an employee” at Indiana University Health.

 

War & Terror

 

235 killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian mosque
The tentacles of ISIS will prove as difficult to destroy as the terror state’s grip on Mosul and Raqqa. The affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula staged a brutal attack on a Sufi mosque in El-Arish

South Korea Has a Secret Weapon If North Korea Starts a War
In modern Korea’s relatively short history, amphibious warfare has played a key and pivotal role. The United Nations essentially liberated South Korea from invasion with a single amphibious stroke, and the country has maintained a large and powerful Marine Corps ever since. Now, a new generation of South Korean amphibious naval forces means the country can ponder taking the offensive during wartime, not only blunting an invasion but upending the Kim family’s dynastic hold on North Korea.

The Gathering Storm in the Western Pacific
The South China Morning Post, one of the favorite go-to sources for my old professor of grand strategy Harold Rood, had an interesting article about China and North Korea a couple days ago—and notice how even the Post headline editors aren’t buying the official story

 

National

 

Disagree with relatives this Thanksgiving? Here’s the best way to argue, prof says
Professor touts “respectful interrogation” concept ahead of Thanksgiving

One state dips a toe in lowering the drinking age. It’s about time.
In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. This bit of feel-good legislation recognized that the federal government couldn’t technically force the states to raise the drinking age to 21, but it did threaten to hold up to 10% of their federal highway funds hostage if they didn’t comply. In short order, everyone went along with it.

Pastor Endorses Statutory Rape in Defense of Roy Moore
I’ve been working in politics and media since the 2008 election cycle and I naively keep thinking I can’t be shocked anymore, and then people like Pastor Earl Wise prove me wrong.

ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before
VLT reveals dark, reddish and highly-elongated object

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why
What is going on?

Top California Dem stepping down amid new sexual harassment claims
A top California Democrat is scrapping his re-election campaign and resigning his leadership post amid growing sexual harassment allegations.

NY Times opinion: Capitalism is a threat to the world and must be replaced
The NY Times published an opinion piece yesterday titled “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid” which argues that capitalism is the real threat to the environment, a threat which must be eradicated if we are to survive. There’s nothing subtle about this piece. The author, who is a professor at Arizona State University, says capitalism is the problem and environmentalism is the movement that can supersede it.

New ad from Alabama Dem throws some surprising quotes at Roy Moore
Turnabout is fair play. Moore spent the primary insisting that he was the Trump candidate in the race, never mind POTUS’s endorsement of Luther Strange. Now here’s Democrat Doug Jones claiming that he’s the Trump candidate in the race – the Ivanka Trump candidate, per what she said about Moore a few days ago. He tosses anti-Moore quotes from Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby in there too, all part of Jones’s plan to peel off enough disgusted Republicans from Moore to squeak through to victory.

Pennsylvania: Couple Sues Over Police “Drug” Raid That Mistook Hibiscus for Marijuana
Police raids on home gardeners are not uncommon

California Capitol Cesspool: Dem State Sen. Nancy Skinner Involved in Cover-Up of Sexual Harassment?
The California Legislature has declared and legislated sex “a contractual event,” and redefined consensual sexual relations as “rape” if it occurs on a college campus – but not in their own offices. Perhaps lawmakers should have turned their attention inward to their own Capitol offices where lawmakers have been accused of a great deal of non-contractual sexual events.

Border Patrol Agents Were Apparently Ambushed; Assailants Used Rocks to Bash Agents’ Heads
One U.S. Border Patrol agent is dead and another seriously injured after illegal immigrants apparently bashed them with rocks while they patrolled southwest Texas on Sunday morning.

WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference
National reporter Janell Ross helped donor group craft liberal economic message without notifying superiors

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People
This week Uber fired its chief security officer and one of his deputies. The reason? They had concealed a massive security breach for more than one year. And that’s not all: in order to convince the hackers to delete the information on 57 million people, the security officers paid the hackers $100,000.

‘Miracle Park’ to be built in Rock Hill will be designed specifically for people with special needs
A non-profit organization in York County is trying to build a one of a kind outdoor park designed specifically with people with disabilities in mind.

Washington Post “Reporter” Gave Advice to Dems at Secret Meeting
“getting the economic narrative right”

States Spurning Election Commission Show Irregularities in Voter Registration
Many of the states refusing to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s election commission aren’t in compliance with federal law on maintaining voter registration lists, according to government watchdog groups.

Harvard Women’s Center to roll out “Gender 101” training courses
Student government hopes free food offerings will “incentivize students to attend”

People judge married couples with different last names
What’s in a name? A lot, according to researchers from the University of Nevada.

LAPD chief expects more high-profile Hollywood sex crime allegations
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects his department – which already is handling more than two dozen allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood figures – to investigate even more.

Portland school officials craft transgender policy
The comprehensive guidelines – with input from students – will require staff training. A vote takes place Tuesday.

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Lawsuit for Targeting the Son of a U.S. Senator in a Trumped-Up Criminal Case
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be a favorite in Trumpland, but he’s no hero.

Amazon’s Alexa Is a Digital Social Justice Warrior
Nobody doubts that Jeff Bezos is a liberal who opposes Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and any semblance of a conservative agenda. We normally associate the Washington Post as his venue for spreading his progressive propaganda, but it turns out Alexa, the digital assistant produced and distributed by Amazon, is another way he pushes his agenda.

Trump will add twice as many judges next year as Obama did in eight
“President Trump will add twice as many lifetime members to the federal judiciary in the next 12 months (650) as Barack Obama named in eight years (325). American law will never be the same.”

Civil rights group challenges anti-sanctuary city amendment
A civil rights organization filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Republican state Senate leader Michael Roberson’s anti-sanctuary city amendment, claiming it misleads voters and jeopardizes public safety in the state.

What the Supreme Court Is Up to This Term
The Supreme Court’s final sitting of 2017 begins this week, and the justices will hear oral arguments in a number of high-profile cases involving the Fourth Amendment, free speech and religious liberty, federalism, and property rights.

Berkeley conservative reaches his limit and sues Antifa leader
UC Berkeley isn’t a very welcoming place for conservative students. The “birthplace of the free speech movement” has been ground zero for the attacks on conservative speech on college campuses.

Conyers Steps Down as Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation
But zero tolerance I thought?

95-year-old “Indiana Joan” target of social media outrage
Globe-trotting Joan Howard now the target of cultural justice outrage for her collection of antiquities, which she dug-up in the 1960’s

Lovett Fort-Whiteman: The First African-American Communist
Starved and froze to death at the Sevvostlag Prison Labor Camp in Siberia in 1939.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

The GOP’s Tax Plan: Paving the Way to a Democratic Majority
Like the Titanic steaming towards that iceberg, the GOP’s tax plan is reported to be moving forward at some speed. No, no, what am I saying? For all his faults, the Titanic’s captain did not actually design the iceberg that sank his ship. The Republican leadership, on the other hand…

 

International

 

The Backlash Against European Multiculturalism
Growing support for anti-immigrant parties.

Merkel’s Future in Limbo as German Coalition Talks Fail
“End of the talks could be the end of Merkel too,” writes German newspaper Tagesspiegel

French Author: To Prevent Sharia Civil War, Establish Separate Islamic State Within France
The situation in France has gotten so desperate that the only way to prevent civil war between Muslim and non-Muslim sections of society is to divide the country in two, one French academic argued. This may seem needlessly drastic, but the push for Sharia (Islamic law) being enshrined in the government may make it necessary.

Swedish party passed motion to abolish Sweden
Sweden should be abolished as a sovereign nation and instead be part of a “European Federation,” centrally controlled from Brussels. This is the proposal the Liberals voted yes to at their national convention on Sunday.

Fellow police made my life torture for trying to stop Rochdale sex ring, claims detective
THE detective who exposed the Rochdale child abuse scandal has claimed she was bullied by police chiefs for speaking out on grooming gangs.

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe
Speaker of parliament announces news during hearing to impeach 93-year-old leader, a week after military takeover

President of Argentina Launches Big Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin. Official on Floor of U.N.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Picture book on transsexuality for the youngest
Now there is a picture book of transsexuality for the very youngest children. There is presented a horse who wants to be a dog and a housewife dressed in a dress. “I wish children already understand that they may be who they want,” says Susanne Pelger, author of the book.

Married Pakistani doctor, 44, who molested student nurse, 21, then blamed it on ‘different cultural norms’ in the UK gets to keep his job
Father-of-two Imran Qureshi, 44, grabbed the breast of the 21-year-old woman

North Korea soldier/defector regains consciousness, asks for music
South Korean girl groups prove to be effective propaganda weapon.

‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince – and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’
Source in Saudi Arabia says American private security contractors are carrying out’interrogations’ on princes and billionaires arrested in crackdown

Defector Reveals How Orphaned North Koreans Survived The Great Famine
North Korea has long been a nightmare, but the Arduous March, a famine that killed more than one million people in the late 1990s was an unbelievable tragedy.

Cuban War Crimes in Vietnam
The Cuban government is an oppressive regime known for its human rights violations. In late last year, sixteen American diplomats based at Havana’s U.S. Embassy, appear to have suffered traumatic brain injury caused by a subsonic attack. President Trump has gone on the record accusing the Cubans of responsibility for the attacks. But this is not the first time it has experimented on Americans.

How The Creation Of The Green Bean Casserole Presaged Today’s Reality Cooking Competition Shows
Before “Top Chef” and the “Great British Baking Show,” there was the Campbell’s soup company’s test kitchen. It was there, in 1955, that home economist Dorcas Reilly of New Jersey created an iconic American dish that will grace our tables all holiday season: the green bean casserole.

Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels
Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times norm

“Reforming” the Church of Sweden
Even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden.

Guides to let transgender members shower with the girls
BOYS who believe they are female will be allowed to share tents and bathrooms with girls on Girlguiding camping trips.

Army “professional development” webpage promotes prostitutes, sex toys and fraternisation…
The article sat proudly on the Australian Army’s official webpage, nestled under the words “Situational Awareness”.

 

Opinion

 

You’re Making Social Engineers Cry
When I was looking for this report,which I vaguely remembered reading about while I was deep in the throes of finishing a novel, a friend of mine referred to it as “World to End Tomorrow: Women, Minorities Hardest Hit.”

Sanctuary City Debate Could Dominate Silver State in 2018 Election
Nevada doesn’t have a single sanctuary city where local police are stopped from cooperating with federal ICE agents; Republican state Senate leader and candidate for lieutenant governor Michael Roberson wants to make sure no municipality in the state ever considers such an idea.

The Man Who Killed the Sixties
Charles Manson died Sunday night. You have to be a certain age – and at 58, I’m just barely old enough – to understand just what a notorious public symbol Manson was, and what the infamous “Helter Skelter” murders signified. To put it as simply as possible, Charles Manson is the man who killed the Sixties. The whole “peace and love” vibe of hippie culture, and all the hopes and dreams invested in it, were metaphorically stabbed to death in the summer of 1969.

Fight academia’s obsession with race, sex, and sexual orientation
Edward Blum understands America’s promise and, to that end, he is fighting hard against academia’s obsession with race, sex, and sexual orientation.

Transgender Activists Target GOP
Cynthia Yockey reports on how Democrats plan to win in 2018 and beyond

“Surreal inquisition” at Laurier University extinguishes free thought
Lindsay Shepherd, a first-year Communications Studies teaching assistant at Laurier University, had the temerity to encourage a civil debate amongst her students on the topic of gender pronouns.

Since the attack, my husband Rand Paul hasn’t taken a single breath without pain
The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night’s sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.

Google is locking people out of documents, and you should be worried
It turns out that even your private documents can be censored online. This morning, a ton of users reported being locked out of completely innocuous Google Docs for “inappropriate content.”

You Can’t Be Safe by Making People Unsafe
I’ve mocked safe spaces before, mostly because what they actually are, most of the time, are segregated spaces: spaces for one race, one sex, one whatever.

The Sexual “Reign of Terror”: How we got here and where we’re going
Today’s sexual “Reign of Terror” started in the 1960s, when the Left turned social mores on their heads – and it will get worse before it gets better.

Neo-Nazi Furries Are A Thing And We Must Unite To Stop Them
There are times that we, as a nation of white and black, Left and Right, Republican and Democrat, must come together to stand opposed to cultural movements that are just bad for society. Now, one has arisen that we must come together to destroy.

The Last Alchemist and the Appeal of Conspiracies
Among other ideas he vented the idea that we all should have a… electronic signal on our thumbs that we use when we start any computer, so the government would know everything we were doing online.

Drexel University to Launch New Training Program Designed to Drag Us Further into Insanity
Because the lunatics are running the asylum.

The most racist institutions in America? Elite American colleges.
Many years ago it was accepted practice for our elite colleges to severely limit the number of Jews admitted. After all, Jews were overachievers, driven by their religion and culture to excel. Admitting “too many” Jews meant that more NON-Jews were being excluded from their “rightful” admission. Eventually this incredibly racist policy was done away with. Well, sorta done away with.

The problem of sex
Pretty soon, writes Douglas Murray in the Spectator, “there’ll be no sex at all.” Commenting on the paralyzing spate of assault accusations roiling the West it seems that the sexual revolution begun in the 1960s has reached the Reign of Terror stage. Fear hangs over political offices and workplaces everywhere.

Charles Manson and the Weather Underground
Let’s not forget Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and the Four-Finger Salute.

Nevada’s own sex scandal needs a full airing
The year 2017 will go down as the year sexual harassment claims erupted — from Hollywood to D.C., from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, from senate candidate Roy Moore to Sen. Al Franken.

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